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Nov 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
companies don't want a price freeze, right? most consumers do. that is why the energy companies, forget the price freeze, he is so on the side of the energy companies, mr. speaker. call them the big seven. the prime minister and the big six energy companies. now, in opposition, in opposition he said this, he said there was a problem in the relationship between wholesale and retail prices. and he went on to say, the first thing you've got to do is give the regulator the key to order that those reductions are made. and that is what we would do. mr. speaker, why would it come to the energy companies, has he gone from rambo to bambi in four short years? who was it who gave us the big six? yes, when labour, when labour first looked at this there were almost 20 companies. but because of his stewardship we ended up with six players. now they talk about a price freeze, but down the corridor they have been voting for a price rise. that is right. they voted for a dhi qar bonnization target that rise prices -- dhi qar bonnization. >> so hard to keep up with this prime minister on green levies, isn
Nov 11, 2013 12:00am EST
, "they put me in and i don't want them to take me out." >> thank you, mr. speaker. i have a question about zero- hours contracts. i think most honorable members would agree that the response that i received was a fudge about the determination of employers and employees. i will put it plainly and simply to the prime minister -- how many people in this palace and in the government buildings are employed on zero-hours contracts? >> i do not have those figures to hand. what i can tell the honorable gentleman is that we are having a review of zero-hours contracts. we are looking particularly at people on zero-hours contracts who are forbidden from working for other employers. this government will look at these things. the last government, who saw zero-hours contracts go through the roof, did absolutely nothing about it. >> the prime minister and his chancellor closed the gaping loophole left by the last government that allowed the rich to avoid stamp duty. is it not time to close the other disgraceful loophole that they left, which allows overseas residents to buy up the best housing in l
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